My sister-in-law is living with me rent-free and demanding I pay for her wedding – my husband says I’M in the wrong

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My sister-in-law is living with me rent-free and demanding I pay for her wedding – my husband says I’M in the wrong

FORMING a friendly relationship with your in-laws can either be smooth sailing, or a bumpy ride – and it may even drive a wedge between you a

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FORMING a friendly relationship with your in-laws can either be smooth sailing, or a bumpy ride – and it may even drive a wedge between you and your partner. 

Unfortunately for one woman, who is living with her husband and sister-in-law, she is experiencing exactly just this. 

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It comes after the sister-in-law asking her husband to pay money towards her wedding – despite living with the couple rent free.

The anonymous user, whose username is Intelligent_Rub4510, explained that she and her husband (who she calls Tom) share a home with her sister-in-law and her fiancée after they lost their jobs during the pandemic.

Initially it was only supposed to be for a month, but a year later the couple show no signs of moving out.

The woman took to Reddit to explain, writing: “Tom has gotten a new job that doesn’t nearly pay as much as his old one.

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“We have tried to convince SIL to get a job or help around the house but she insisted that the stress of Covid as made her unfit to work and Tom agrees and refuses to make her get a job even though his job doesn’t let him make enough for them to a get an apartment in the near future

“Recently SIL and Tom started planning their wedding and had the nerve to ask us to help fund an expensive wedding on a beach in a foreign country.


“This happened while I was preparing to kick them out.

“This isn’t the first time something like this has happened.

“Most of my husband’s family doesn’t have high paying jobs and asking me (the high earner of the family) to pay for stuff has been an ongoing thing.”

In the post, the anonymous woman explained that she refused to pay for the wedding and told the couple they’d need to pay for the wedding themselves.

Despite her refusal, the woman’s husband and Tom tried to convince her to pay for the occasion, while her sister-in-law “stormed out of the house” when she said no.

She continues: “[She] has been complaining about me to anyone who would listen.

‘This isn’t the first time something like this has happened’

“My husband has always been the one insisting on keeping them around every time I bring up kicking them out.

“But now I feel like he has pushed it too far this time.

“So now the family is divided in half with most of my relatives taking my SIL’s side And I am being attacked online my SIL’s friends and close family.

“Me and my husband are giving each other the silent treatment over this.”

The post has since gone viral, with many people rushing to the comments section to share their opinions.

One wrote:  “What is wrong with these people? Why would your husband be okay with this? Does he not see your financial success and stress as his own?

“I get wanting to help family by not letting them go homeless…but a wedding isn’t an immediate need.

“It’s a luxury. And aren’t parents usually the ones expected to foot the bill if any family does?

I get wanting to help family by not letting them go homeless…but a wedding isn’t an immediate need


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“Idk [I don’t know], my family would never, but I’ve heard from other people that’s supposed to be a common practice.”

Another added: “If you don’t have kids with your husband you may want to consider breaking it all off. 

“This type of behaviour isn’t going to stop it seems and you may grow to despise these people. 

“Don’t normally jump to suggesting divorce but right now as you have described it, you are an ATM for that family. Don’t feel guilty for being successful and a hard worker.”

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While a third commented: “Absolutely not. They sound ridiculous. If they don’t even have their own place they don’t need to be getting married yet.

“What’s the plan? Get married then come back to live in your house? Give them the boot girl.”

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